Is this the week that is?
My only concern about this is that the Brown camp may just put the dampers on it -it depends on how they view it. There are questions being increasingly asked about the economy, so Brown might be better to force the leadership election now on the basis that the longer he leaves it, the more likely the economic chickens will come home to roost. But on the other hand the investigation by the Charity Commission into the Smith Institute may report during a leadership campaign and put the dampers on his bid.
The flip side of this is the latter issue may give Blair the additional incentive to jump now, on the basis that Brown will be stuffed half-way through his campaign.
Interesting times. But, once again, the interests of New Labour will be put ahead of those of the Country.